img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Rock of ages

Rock of ages

I know the idea of building for posterity is probably on the back burner seeing as we’ll all probably be up to our eyeballs in water by the time we hit 2050 and our net zero greenhouse gas commitments, but if ‘eternity’ is on your client’s design tick list you might consider Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ lovely Alpi Chiaro Venato marble from Italy’s Aosta Valley in the western Alps. Intensely green and illuminated with white veins, its available as part of its Maximum porcelain tiling collection. It’s made of 40% recycled content and apparently got LEED certification – so your two fifths of the way to zero. 

Latest

An innovative installation at Make architects' red brick HM Revenue & Customs offices in Salford manages the people flow with ease while providing a bold, spacious entrance

Innovative installations at Make's Three New Bailey, Salford

As well as having high embodied carbon, concrete is also draining the world's supplies of fine-grained sand. Now researchers have shown that recycled glass could provide a suitable replacement for 3D-printed buildings

With concrete production draining world supplies of fine-grained sand, recycled glass could provide a substitute

Want to pitch for a four-year BBC framework, design a Cardiff mixed-used development or collaborate on a London pop-up? These are the latest architectural contracts and competitions from across the industry

Latest: BBC framework